Powerball winner: Virginia woman wins $2 million prize
TIMBERVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Timberville woman has claimed a $2 million Powerball prize.
"I'm in shock, excited," Belinda Turman said Thursday after picking up her check at the Food Lion store where she bought the lucky ticket. The store received a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The Virignia Lottery said Turman matched the first five numbers in the April 17 Powerball drawing. Normally that would win $1 million, but Thurman spent an extra dollar for the Power Play option to double her prize.
If she had matched one more number, she would have won a jackpot estimated at $80 million.
Turman chose the Easy Pick option, allowing the computer to randomly pick the numbers. The winning numbers were 13-18-36-48-58 and Powerball number 28.
Turman said she hopes to use the money to buy a new house and take care of family members.
The Virginia Lottery said that since the beginning of the year, Virginians have won five $1 million prizes, Turman's $2 million prize, and a $217 million jackpot in the Powerball game. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
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